Bramble Cottage, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 3UT, GB
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The Honey House

Barcloy Farm
Dumfries and Galloway

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Sleeps up to
6 people
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Property Details

Contact: Mrs Isobel Henkelmann
Accommodation TypeSelf Catering
Accept DogsNo
Smoking PermittedNo

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Property Description

Please Note - This property is linked via a common entrance hall to 
The Milk House and booked together they can accommodate 10 people.

Newly opened in May 2005, a former milking byre, The Honey House is fully equipped and beautifully decorated. The cottage leads out into attractive private gardens with views across 'Bonnie Galloway' to the Carsphairn hills.

The cottage is equipped with an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, dvd player, TV, hi/fi, bbq, garden furniture, coffee machine, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries in addition to all the basics you would expect. Washing facilities are in an adjacent building.

Homegrown vegetables, eggs and honey are for sale depending on availability.

Sorry no pets please.

Smokers - an ashtray is provided for outdoor use!

Barcloy Farm
Our 840 acre (340 hectare) Southern upland farm belonged to the Cally Estate until 1914 and ever since has been family owned and run, first as a dairy and sheep farm and latterly beef and sheep.

Now much of the land is let out in grass parks and we have our own flock of Scottish blackface and texel cross sheep.

Barcloy is also home to a small but steadily growing flock of Soay, the oldest existing sheep breed in Britain dating back 4000 years. We are looking forward to all their lambs in the spring.
Large parts of the farm are semi - natural heath and wetlands with extensive wildlife. Deer and birdlife such as barn owls and falcons are to be seen and we've even had several sightings of Red Kites.
We produce honey from our own small apiary, and fresh eggs from our brood of hens. Eggs and honey are for sale along with home grown vegetables according to availability.
Walking can be enjoyed on the farm and a climb up Barcloy Hill (268m) affords stunning 360 degree views of the area and coastline.

We`re just five miles away from Kirkcudbright - harbour town and artists colony past and present with it`s cafes, antique and crafts shops and galleries. Places to visit include the Wildlife Conservation Park and Broughton House (National Trust) historic home of artist EA Hornel. River boat trips can be taken out of Kirkcudbright up to Ross Island - scene of the towns` most famous murder! The area offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding as well as bird watching, golfing and surfing. You can even visit an organic ice cream farm at `Cream o` Galloway. The Solway Coast is scattered with unspoiled beaches and there are opportunities for garden lovers too including Threave Gardens (National Trust) just outside Castle Douglas.
Our small corner of Galloway has a lot to offer. By bike or on foot discover Rerrick — the site of Mary Queen of Scots last night on Scottish soil, a mini-highlands to the North with Screel Hill, Bengairn and Barcloy Hill and the myriad of tiny secret beaches including the Red Haven, so named because of the magical colour of its sand. Rerrick Parish is also home to one of Scotland’s most famous ghost stories, the Rerrick Poltergeist and a place of inspiration for local shoemaker and poet Norman MacMillan (1881-1955).

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